• The One and Only Ivan

    by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2012

    Thie is a novel written from the perspective of Ivan, a gorrila, who lives in a cage in a mall.  He tries to recall his past and in the process comes up with a plan to help his friend, Ruby.

    This story is based on the life of Ivan the gorilla who lived at the B&I Mall in Tacoma for many years.

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  • The Wild Robot

    by Peter Brown Year Published: 2016

    Roz is a robot who wakes up on an island and has to learn how to survive there.  Her adventures involve many animals, friendship, and even some sadness.  This book helps to evoke an adventurous spirit.  It also show kids that if a robot can go out of her comfort zone and do hard things, then so can they.

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  • Wonder

    by RJ Palacio Year Published: 2012

    Wonder is a story told from different points fo view about a boy starting fifth grade with a facial deformity.  He's a lot like everyone else, except that he's not.  This is a great book to help students learn to look past people's outsides and into their hearts instead.

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